Today we held our annual first grade "Camp Skeeter." (Skeeter - as in, short for mosquito!)
Camp Skeeter is a day filled with camp-themed activities. We spend all morning going from station to station as a class. We have MANY generous parent volunteers at each station to help us out. I am so grateful to work at a school with excellent parent involvement. We couldn't do it without them!
Check out how much fun we had at Camp Skeeter!
We found these hats on (where else?) Pinterest! (Click on the Education.com link to the activity.) They were ADORABLE! By far my favorite craft we've ever done. I mean, who doesn't love a hat? The craft was also very easy and allowed us to finish in the time allotted for our station (30 minutes).
We have a wonderful grandparent who comes every single year to Camp Skeeter to teach us a little bit about pond life. He even brings some of his pond friends with him! Here is one of my sweeties about to touch a toad. Yikes!
After our first two stations we were certainly ready for a snack! We made S'mores on a Stick. Delicious!
|Crushin' our graham crackers!|
Due to the rainy weather (shocker!) we needed to combine these two stations into one. Usually we do both outside, but there were no complaints from my kiddos today. We were having way too much fun to notice the rotten weather!
For the first time this year we had an old-fashioned sing along! One of our second grade teacher's volunteered her talented son. He was AH-MAZING!!! Truly outstanding. The kids went NUTS for him and he was so engaging. We really jammed out!
In between songs we got our faces painted. I went with the classic butterfly.
Then, it was time for our "Mail Call." Each parent had written a letter to their child as though they were away at summer camp. We turned off all the lights and read our letters by flashlight. Ooh la la!
5. Movie Time!
By the end of the day we were wiped out! We "camped out" and watched The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version... ahh, remember when she was a sweet little actress?!) We enjoyed popcorn and water bottles sent in by a parent volunteer. And this tired-out teacher finalized and stuffed report cards. Phew. Check it off the list!
What a fantastic Friday!